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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APIIIL 12, 1872.
ip m nn itn id did
ijrijc ItJccklij Enterprise.
JL DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
Businessman, the Farmer
JiStED EVERY FRIDY BY
" A. riOLTWER,
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
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BOOK AXD JOB PBIXTIXG.
g- The Enterprise office is supplied with
beautiful, approved styles of type, and mod
ern MACHIXU PRKSSIOS, which will enable
ie Proprietor to do Job Fiinting at all tunes
Neat, Quick and Cheap !
trs Work solicited.
AH limine tran:tetion upon a Specie ban.
F. BARCLAY, M. R. C. S.
Formerly Surgeon to the lion. II. B. Co.
33 Years Experience.
PRACTICING rnYSICIAN AND surgeon,
Main Street, Oio;on Cily,
J. M. THOMPSON, G W. FITCH.
THOIViSON &. FITCH,
Attorney sit XjSiw,
Real Estate Agents,
E U G E C3TY,OnEGO,
OFFICK TWO POOIS NORTH OF TUK POSTOFFICE.
REAL ESTATE KOUG11T AND SOLD.
LOANS NEGOTIATED, AND Ali
STIIACT OF TITLES FUUNLS11ED.
VTTE U AVE A COMPLETE AR.STRACT
W of Title ot ail property in Eugene
City, and perfect plats of the same, prepared
with great care. We will practice m the
different Courts of the Stat-. Special at
tention given to tl;e pojleptjon of all elaims
that may be placed in our haijdss. Legal
Tenders bought and Sold. sepStt
JOHN M. 15ACOX,
Importer and Dealer ia
IBS CD 25i3 9
ST-vnoxicuv, pfui umi:bv, &c, &c,
Oregon City, Oregon,
4t Charma'iQ- ll'arner old t 'in (I, lately oc
cupied lU S, Anlurhvoi, Main stru t.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY
TV OVERS' JflPJS-PftOOF BRICK,.
MUN STREET, OtlKCOV CITY", OREfiOX.
PR- J. WELCH?
OFFlCK In Odd Fellows' Tn-ple, cor
of First and Alder Strecfs, I'oitland.
The patronage of those desiring superior
nner it.:i is is in snecial request. Nitrousox
id ; for the uainless extraction of teeth.
f"Ai tirieial teeth "better than the best,'
And 'i ctiHiip 'is the elietet.
Will he 111 Oregon City on Saturdays.
Dr. J, H. HATCH,
The patronage of tnose desiring Pint Class
Pperxtiot, is respectfully solicited.
Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed.
N. 1J. Xitroti Ox'jde administered for the
I'aiutess Extraction of Teeth.
Offick In Weigaut's new building, west
ide ot First street, between Alder and .Mor
jon streets, Portland, Oregou.
II. W ATKINS, M. P ,
S17RGK0X. Por.Ti.ivn, Opk h p.
OFFICK Odd Felloes' Temple.
V'irst And MJer streets Residence corner of
in aud Seventh streets.
W. F. HIGHFIELD
jS-tablished since ltO.at the old stand,
M-iin Street, Oregon City, Oregon.
An Assortment of Watches , Jew
elry, and clh Thomas' weight
Clocks, all of which are warranted
to be a represented.
Ilepairinss done on short notice,
ind thankful for past favors.
CuSu. Cify Drayman,
OH EG OX CITY
ti3 AH orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or packages and trej?ttot whatever des
eription. to any part of the city, villbeexe-
e ue I prompt!- aim wiuicare.
JfEW YORK HOTEL,
No. 17 Front Street. oppos;te the Mai! stur
ship landing, Portland, Oregon.
H. R0THF0S, J. J. WILXEJfS,
Board per Week
. 6 0O
. 1 03
with Lodging. .
T1 tff tlF
GUAM'S FAMILY KING.
Forty-one of 'era
(Keep the run of ?em).
Suckers all the State needs none of 'em;
Avoirdupois, there's more than three ton
of 'em .
Humbugs, every son-of-a gun of 'em.
Old' Daddy Grant,
The boss Cormorant,
Feathers his nest in tfce Covington Post
Orville J,. G.
(Ilunky boy on a spree).
Draws on his pal in an Illinois coast office;
Half the connections of Losses can boast
Corbins and Decta,
Cramers and Dents,
Sharps and Roots and Caseys and Pattons;
jltjt the Dents take the lead
Of the whole blosfied breed.
For when the plaeos were going tney went
iu for the fat ?uns.
Brothers-in-law. nephews and cousins.
Groops of 'em, troops of em sever
Billeted on a tax-ground community,
Plundering whenever they find opportu
nity. Playing their grab game with brotherly
Mocking the people with perfect impunity.
Oh ! what a set,
In a hundred prime casts such a haul
Ministers. Judges, Appraisers, Collectors.
Marshals. Assessors, Purveyors, Inspector!?.
Postmasters, Mail Agents, uninformed Hec
tors. Gods! what a corpse of 'em.
Wait there'll be more of Vm;
Forty and one there will spou hi three
score of 'el.
Outside are hungry ones list to the roar
ol 'em !
Chief and head man.
U. S. G. leads (he van,
Rob-Uoying the public to fatten hs clan.
It you're Bob Boy's relation,
Walk up, take your ration;
If not, and you sigh for a Gevernment
Put your hand in your pocket and try a
Motives in Miese days are not to be sifted.
W hen knaves to office are suddenly lifted.
We say, when we hear
Of the act, it is clear
That Grant, though not great, is unconir
When the Kadu-al convention
to be hclil in I'hihi.kli.iiia this
summer shall meet, the loyal-men
of the community wIiIgIi ,'ill be
honored by its presence must p4
pare itself tin an assertion ot cer
tain "personal rights" upon the part
of the colored delegates to that con
vention, -which will sorely put its
undoubted loyalty to a test. As
these colored men will come lor the
express purpose, in common with
their white brethren, ot nominat
ing the' present Executive forlVes
ident, a due regard for their exalt
ed mission should keep them from
the indignity at the hands of Kad
iral hotel and saloon keepers and
proprietors of theatres, of being re
fused the enjoyment of these pub
He establishments, even as their
white fellow-delegate .hall be per
mitted t,o enjoy them. The man
agers of this forthcoming 1'hilfl.del
phia Convention must look to this
contingency and gu-U'd ag;jit:st
neglect of the colored brothers who
represent their parly strength in
the Southern States, Thediletna to
these loyal hearts will of course be
an awkward otic, but it would be
the height of ingratitude should
Undieal prejudice against social
contact with the colored man com
pel thoe colored delegates, who
may have aided by their votes
to place the present Executive
before the. people for President for
a second term, to seek the station-
house tor lodgment, other and more
suitable slicker failing them. lie
side this sentimental view of the
subject, it has a political side to it
which might prove embarrassing in
case the colored-delegates on their
arrival at their homes should tell,
t o their open-mouthed constituency,
the story of their -wrongs, inflicted
by Radical hypocrites. .Patriot.
Young aIkx Don't Do It, No,
young men, don't do it. Don't
marry dimples, nor ankles, nor
mouth, nor hair, nor necks,
teeth, nor chins, nor simpers. Those
bits and scraos of feminity are very
poor things to tie to, 31 any the
true things look after congeniali
ty, kindred symp;itl)ieiJ, disposi
tion, education, and if this bejoin
ed with social position, or even
filthy biero, why don't let them
stand in vour wav. Get a woman
not one of those parlor automa
tons that sits down just so, thumps
on a piano, and dotes on a whisper.
Living statutes are poor things to
call into consideration. The poor
little mind that can scarcely fathom
the depth of a dress trimming,
can't be a helpmate of any account.
Don't throw your time away on
such trilling things.
An old Scotch lady was told
that her minister used notes. She
disbelieved it. Said one: "Go into
the gallery and see." She did so
and saw the written sermon. Af
ter the luckless preacher had con
cluded his reading on the last
page, he said "JJut I will not en
large." The old lady cried out
from her lofty position, "Yecanna,
ye canna, tlr your paper's give
Coleridge tolls of a man who
had such an overwhelming self-esteem
that he never spoke of hint
self without taking off his hat.
Alarming State of the Xea&ury,
From the Washington Patriot.
It is not surprising that the pub
lic confidence has been withdrawn
from the Administration, or that a
great cry for a change and Reform
should be heard everywhere, iu
presence of such proofs of corrup
tion, fraud, and plunder, as daily
astound and alarm the country. The
people seem to have suddenly awak
ened from a long, and deep slumber,
only to realize how basely their
trusts have been betrayed, and to
find venality and profligacy flaunt
ing their meretricious colors in high
places, heretofore occupied by vir
tue and honor. Imposing as the
revelations are, by which popular
resentment has been thus aroused,
they are insignificant when com
pared with the stern reality, which
is still concealed from view by otli
cial arts; by the tyranny of the
dominant party in Congress, and
by a concerted agreement to sup
press the truth ia regard to the ac
tual condition of the public service.
In spite of these ellbrts at con
cealment, the fact is notorious that
during the last three years cover
ing the whole period of General
Grant's administration the public
accounts have exhibited such con
fusion as to be utterly unrelia
ble, and have provoked the strong
est suspicions from the impossibili
ty of reconciling the conflicting
statements of the Secretary of the
Treasury and the Register, for the
same periods of time and the sam
transactions. Their respective state
ments must necessarily start from
a common point, be based upon
the same data, and cover an exact
fiscal year. Hence, if they fail to
produce identical results, or more
technically speaking, to prove each
other by a strict balance, it is c'.ear
that tlje books of the Secretary or
the Register are either badly kept,
or that the discrepancies are irrec
oncilable. One of these conclu
sions is inevitable, and either is cal
culated to taint and impair the
We propose to make a compari
son of the official figures from these
two sources, each professing to give
the tru3 public debt, and to de
monstrate by their own showing,
that they first contradict each oth
er, and then contradict themselves,
it) such a manner as to divest their
statements of all authority, and to
force the belief that enormous
frauds have been perpetrated in
the issue of these bonds. This
subject has been recently treated
with marked ability and searching
scrutiny by Hon, George Y. Mor
gan, in a speech in the House of
Representatives, to which we are
indebted for the striking and stub'
born facts, that he has collated
from the public document, and
presented with overwhelming effect
on a larger scale.
The Register of the Treasury is
the book-keeper of the Government,
and, until recently, his annual re
ports contained the only author
i.ed exhibit of the public debt.
ny me esiaonsiieu usage was
changed has never been satisfac
torily explained, but since the Sec
retary of the Treasury has also
assumed this function large deerep
ancies have commenced to appear,
and it is evident that a strong and
interested motive existed for de
pa: ting from the old and accepted
practice ot the Department, I he
Secretary causes monthly reports
to be published all over the coun
try, representing the public debt
fjom his standpoint, and the" are
adopted as the only official exposi
tion. The statement of the Regis
ter is communicated to Congress
once a year, and then burried in
the large mass of public documents
so that any conflict of statement is
removed from prompt and effective
criticism by means of an adroit m
vention, through which the Secre
trav can substitute his own finan
cial statement for that of the officer
properly charged with this respon
sibilitv. It is needless to explain
the danger and temptations ot a
system, whereby the becretary o
the lreasurv may exercise so 1111
limited a control over, the public
During the eight years preceding
this Administration from 1SG1-GS
inclusive but one deerepancy oc
curred between the various Secre
taries and Registers of the Treas
ury, in their reports upon the pub
lie debt. W ith a single exception
(m 180.3), they agreed to th
minutest fraction. With Mr. Rout
well commenced an era of confusion
and complication, which lias been
followed by distrust, lake the
official figures of the Secretary an
the Register as an illustration of
thp deerepancy in the public debt
Seeretra y It eiister
noutwell. Alusnn. Perropanry
1870.. 1. 2,4St,l:72,427 2,38'i,358,593 &4,3i:8J
ri-t T : 1 - 1
4 nut uisagreemeni, is oetween
the Secretary and his subordinate
1. .. . i": . 1
out conirauiciion uoes not cease
there. Let us compare Mr. Borrt
well with himself, by Ins own re
ports, in order that he mav be
properly appreciated :
'or 1809, see Boutwell's report of
thsit vKir -:.i."r. nno nnn
For l&U,see BoutwelTs report uf i70 2,GHS,0(i0,(Hi
Deerepancy. . CS,OCO,000
It is thus seen that the debt
statement for 18G9 is represented
in one report to be sixty-eight mil-
10ns greater than m the other.
Who can decide between the two.
and what reliancce can be placed
on official figures, which so palpa-
)iy conirouL eacn oiner with lalsi-
In Mr. Bout well's report for
871, he recites tlie public debt,
year by year', from 18G1 to 13G8,
inclusive. By comparing that
statement with the reports of Sec-
reraries niise, j-esseiuien, ana aic
Culloch for the same years, there
will be found an aggregate discrep
ancy 01 ids,o2d,:i0 1 So that
ither Mr. Boutwell's three prede
cessors misrepresented the figures,
or he has altered thenj. through ig
norance or uesign.
If we compare the annual re
ports of the Secretary and his Reg
ister, stating the public debt from
18G1 to 1870 inclusive, there will
be found an appalling discrepancy
of $350,929,483! They never
agreed in those ten years, and the
.inference swells from a quarter of
a million in 1801 to nearly an hun-
lred millions ot dollars in 1870.
But, strange to say, this violent
conflict of fact between these offi
cials suddenly disappears in the
ast report 01 18 1, and without a
word of explanation. For the first i
time, they concur precisely to a
mill, and through the simple pro
cess of a forced balance, by winch
the Register was required to adopt
the figures of the Secretary. The
jooks show the same results. It
is a palpable fraud, contrived to
stifle inquiry, and to divert atten
tion from the partial exposurps
made in the last Congress.
These startling facts need no
comment to add to their impressive
bree. They may well excite anx
iety. Uonsidered in connection
with the defalcations and success-
id swindling which have lately
come to light and still form part of
the staple of daily news, it is evi-
lent that the Treasury needs to be
thoroughly overhauled, its books
explored by experts, and its palpa
ble deftcts corrected by positive
law, Xothinr' short of a rigid in
vestigation wcl ever disclose the
ictual condition of the public debt,
reveal the causes which now con
fuse the accounts, relieve doubts
concerning fraudulent bonds, and
bring out of the existing chaos.
Hundreds of millions of the peo
ple's money have disappeared, with
out even the poor satisfaction ot a
pretended account to show the
course of expenditure. It is high
time that this nlunder should be
n rested and exposed. Let us, then,
have an investigation into the state
of the Treasury. Now is the day
and the hour.
Rfoviers at pinner
This delightful bit of satire is
from Warner's 'Rack-Log Studies,'
which will appear 111 JScrtoncr s
for April :
M.vxii;yiLLi:. I attended a pro
tracted convention of reformers ot
a certain evil once, and had t'10
pleasure of taking dinner with a
tableful of them." It was one of
those country dinners accompanied
with green tea. Every one dis
agreed with every one else, and
you wouldn't wonder at it if you
had seen them. They were peo
ple with whom good food wouldn't
agree. George Thompson was ex
pected at the convention, and I re
member that there was almost a
cordiality in the talk about him,
until one sallow brother casually
mentioned that George took snuff,
when a chorus of deprecatory
groans went up from the table
One long-faced maiden in spec
tacles, with purple ribbons in her
hair, who drank five cups of tea
by my count, declared that she
was perfectly disgusted, and didn't
want to hear him sneak. In the
of the meal the talk
upon the discipline of children, and
how to administer punishment. I
was quite taken by the remark of
a thin, dyspeptic man, who sum
med up "the ' matter by growling
"out in a harsh, deep bass voice,
"Punish 'em in love!" It sounded
as he if he had said, "Shoot 'em
on the spot."
When, some ninety-six years ago,
certain American patriots, among
whom were "Trumbulls," entrench
ed, themselves on Dochester
Heights, ."Howe evacuated lo
ton and ran away.
other day, our Trumbull" got
batteries rtjuly our "liowe
nowhere to be found.
CrASSiFie'-vnox of Women.
The following foul slander is float
ing through the press: A heartless
old cotton broker thus classes the
women of the present day: As
mothers mid daughters from fair
to middling; as wives very rarely
Purity of Speech-
From the San Francisco Examiner.
Xothing so strongly indicates
the man of pure and wholesome
thought as habitual purity of
speech. By his conversation,
among his own khioj, you may al
ways pretty accurately form an
opinion as to the moral worth of a
man. It is there where po re
straint is supposed to be placed
upon his words, that you discover
his true nature, If he be given to
looseness pf discourse, or his mind
wanders to the discussion of sub
jects proscribed in mixed company
in respectable society, you may
justly mark him as one with whom
association is undesirable.
The individual whose mouth is
ever full of indelicate allusions, or
whose tongue is ever ready trip
pingingly to give a good" round
oath, is by no means a person to
be courted as a companion or val
ued as a friend. This written of
those who in cold blood, not in
anger to which frail human
nature is too prone, express
themselves in language of blas
phemy or obscenity.
The fault of which we, in this
place, take cognizance Js so com
mon, that it has called fur prohibi
tary and penal legislation in sev
eral of our States, and we have
said in previous articles, this legis
lation cannot be too strictly con
strued nor its penalties too rigidly
enforced. It is not a light offense,
but a grave one, inasmuch as it
tends to the demoralization of our
youth, by the example we give
them and to the loss of Otu- own
It a man reflect, alter vomiting
forth an obscene expression or dis
gusting blasphemy, ho must feel
his self respect shocked, if habitual
profanity or obscenity have not al-
t T. 1 . ! A
ready destroyed it entirely. .An
observing person cannot fail to
note with feelings akin to horror,
the prevalence of the vice that we
condemn among not only ifrown
persons, but the merest toddlers in
our thoroughfares and on our
street corners,often within the hear
ing of the most sensitive and re
fined females, sometimes even level
ed at the ears of young ladies and
girls on their way to and from
school, and other places. These
cigar-smoking and profane boys
and adolescent youths acquire this
habit from the pernicious example
of their elders, against whom the
rigor of the law should in every
possible case be enforced.
Another of the potent causes,
and a most potent cause, of thi
growth and extent of this evil, is
the introduction, in magazine arti
cles or newspaper reports, of ex
pressions that savor strongly of
profanity, and the careless habits
of authors and actors in stage plays,
where they aim to give strenghth
or emphasis to their intrinsically
weak creations or renditions by
coarse or profane cpithits, interjec
tions or allusions.
These violations of decency and
sense, added to the polluting pic
torials that are shamelessly disr
played and, sold from every news
vendor's shop or stall, are exerting
an influence on the thoughts and
passions of our people, young and
old, whose consequences are in the
highest degree deleterious to the
growth of those qualities which
make good men and good women
in society as well as' good citizens
in civil life.
The associations of our yoijth of
both sexes, even in the most re
spectable circles, is feeling the ef
fects of these demoralizing influ
ences, as is evident from the fre
quency with which double-meaning
remarks are made, without
causing a blush to the cheek or a
pang to the heart of those whose
actions and expressions should be
guarded and restrained bT that
delicacy and modesty so much to
be desired and so beautiful in the
true gentleman or true lady of
Whatever remedy we can apply,
hy law or example, in private or
public, orally or in the newspapers,
should be applied to the correction
of thirt inexcusable offense, and to
the restoration of purity of snecch.
A young gentleman who recent
ly took the school census at Bur
Imgton, ermont, was met at one
house by a fun-loving young lady,
who, in answer 10 tne usual ques
tion whether there had been any
oirins m tne lamjiy since me ia
school census, replied : "The occ
pants of this house are three old
piaids, -4.WO of them sick and
torn cat ; don't you think the pros
pect pretty poor' lfie young
man blushed and left,
Getting Healthy. That
things are getting healthy may be
interred from the fact that Repub
lican politicians are learning to
properly estimate each other, as
for instance. Trumbull says Mor
ton is- a "sneak," and Morton re
sponds by calling Trumbull a
Scolding is mostly a habit.
There is not much meaning in it.
It is often the result of nervousness,
and irritable " condition of both
mind and body. A person is tired,
or annoyed at some trival cause,
and forthwith commences finding
fault with everything and every
body in reach.
Scolding is a habit very easily
formed. It is astonishing how soon
one, who indulges in it at all, be
comes addicted to it, and confirmed
It is an unreasoning and unrea
sonable habit. Persons who once
get in the habit of scolding always
find something to scold about. If
there were nothing else, they would
tall a scolding at the mere absence
of anything to scold at.
It is an extremely disagrpeal.de
habit. The constant rumbling of
distant thunder, caterwaulings, or
a hand organ under one's window,
would be less unpleasant.
The habit is contagious. Once
introduced into a family, it is
pretty certain, in a short time, to
affect all the members. If one of
them begins always finding fault
about something or nothing, the
others apt very soon to take it up,
and a very unnecessary bedlam is
People in the country fall more
readily into the habit of scolding
than people in the city, We sup
pose it is because they have less to
occupy and divert their attention.
Women, pont?aet the habit more
freqnntly than men. This may be
because they live more in the
house, in a confined and heated at
mosphere, very trying to the ner
vous system and the health in gen
eral, and it may be partly their na
tures are more susceptible, and
their sensitiveness more easily
wounded, Women are sometimes
called -divine; but a scolding wo
man never seems divine. But we
will say no more on the subject, or
some prettv creature will feel in
clined to scold us for what Ave say
about scolding. JVeic JTorJc Ledg
. Young America at the wheel.
A well krft)vn clergyman was
crossing Lake Erie some years ago
upon one of the lake steamers, and
seeing a small lad at the wheel
steering the vessel, accosted him as
-My son, you appear to be
small b.oy to steer so large a boat,"
"Yes, sir," was the reply, iJbut
you see I can do it though."
f'Do you think you understand
your business, my son ?"
' (lYes, sir; 1 think I do."
"Can you box the compass?"
" 1 es, sir.
"Let rae hear yon box it,"
The boy did as he was requested,
when the minister said :
"Well, really, you can do it !
Can you box it backward !"
"Let me hear you.'1
The boy did again as requested,
when the minister remarked :
'I declare, my son, you do
seem to understand your business,"
The boy then took his turn at
question asking, beginning :
"Pray, sir, what might be your
"I am a minister of the gospel."
"Do you understand your busi
A. I I I J 1 1 IV JL , L 7 111 1-1 I 1 1 .
"Can you say the the Lord's
The clergyman did so, repeating
the words in a very fervent man
ner, as though trying to make an
impression on the lad.
w ell, really," said the bov, up
on its conclusion, "you do know it.
don't you, Now say it backward."
"Oil j I can't do such a thing as
that. Of course "
"You can't do it, elf?" returned
"Well, then you see, I under
stand my business a great deal
better than you do yours,"
TnouBLEp.-TT-A. clergyman passed
a boy w ceiling bitterly, halted and
asked : "What is the matter, my
little boy ?" The boy replied :
"Before we hardly got enough to
eat of anything, and now what
shall we do, for there's another one
pome ?" "Hush thy moaning, and
wipe off those tears," said the
clergyman, "and remember that
He never sends months without Be
sends victuals to put into them."
"I know that," said the boy, 'Mmt
he sends all the mouths to our
house and the victuals to yours."
Goop Invention. A new safe
has been invented which makes
things very unpleasant for bur
glars. The walls are rdleo wnn
Gunpowder in such a manner that
tne blows of a sledge or the cutting
of a chisel in the attempt to rob
the safe will ignite the powder,
blow off the outer crust, annihilate
the burglar and leave the contents
of the safe uninjured,
"A Short Session,"
Senator Morton has a precient
soul. The spirit of nronhecv is in
him. W e now understand why it
was that he so earnestly struggled.
to commit Congress to a "short sea?
sion." We can see now, when the
tenth committee has already been
ordered, all of them to investigate
alleged corruption on the part of
the Administration, what were the
forebodings that croaked so omiiix
ously within his breast when he be
sought "the friends of the PresU
lent" to take measures for tripping
away irom tne Uaprtal with the
genial zephyrs of May. The shin
that has pestilence aboard of her
has always the most wholesdine
dread of quarantine, and is ahvays
least likely to di'op her anchor 111
harbors transiently looked into. -Shrewd
pilots like' Mr. Morton well
knew that the only safety lor the
ship of his party, freighted as she.
was, was to avoid health-officers
and keep sailing on until the elec?
tion harbor was reached. They
felt to change the metaphor like
the London cabman, who was
afraid to take his old hack out of
the shafts lest he should, not bo
aide to set him going again. With
money in plenty, wit!) enforcement
bills, an unchanged tariff, and a
decent reserve as to notorious
charges and harowing suspicions,
the changes were still good to lift
Grant over the last hurdle and
bring him in, blown and broken-:
kneed indeed, but still a winning
horse. This was the secret of the
tremendous pressure for a short
session, and this, likewise, is the
true explanation of the obstinate
and prolonged fight the'President's
friends have made against every
resolution for investigation. They
fought for time because they knew
that each eclaircissement would
open the way to another still
worse; and they knew also, far
better than the people can under?
stand, that the most damaging de
bates conceivable would yet do less
harm than the grim nakedness of
terrible facts that only wanted tjie
uplifting of a certain to present
themselves, Jike the apparitions
the kings to Macbeth, until they
were forced to cry out, and the
people to echo in horror: uXq
more sight !" Patriot.
Be Economical. Look most to
your spending. Xo matter what
comes in, if more goes out yoS
will always be poor. The art is
not in making money, but keeping
it ; little expenses, like mice in a
barn, when they are needy, make
great waste. J Jan" by hair heads,
get bald; straw by straw, the
thatch goes off the cottage ; and.
drop by drop, the rain comes in
the chamber. A barrel is soon
empty if the tap leaks but a drop a
minute, Y hep you mean to save,
bigin with your mouth ; many
thieves pass down the red land.
Ihe ale jug is a great waste, In all
other things keep within compass, .
.Never stretch 3'our legs farther-
than the blankets will reach, or you
will soon be cold. In clothes,
choose suitable apd lasting stuff"
and not tawdry fineries. To be
warm is the main thing; never
mind the looks, A fool may make
money, but it needs a wise man to
spend it. Remember it is easier
to build up two chimneys than to
keep one going. If you give all,
to back and board, there is nothr
ing left for the savings bank. Faro
hard and work hard while you are
young, and you will have a chance
to rest when you are old,
"A Queer School Marm." A
little girl in the East, old enough
to attend school, had never heard,
a prayer. A missionary persuaded
her to go to a Union Sunday-school
he had recently started, and which,
was conducted by a lady. V hen
the little girl saw the school was
opened with singing and prayer,
she slipped out and ran home, say?
jng, "Mother, mother, we've got
the queerest school marm you ever
sawvor heard on. She sings songs
and speaks pieces in school, and
the fun of it is, she gets right
down on her knees when she speaks
The Sunday-School Lrnion might;
find work for a few more of its
pioneer missionaries in that region.
A little more than a year ago,
the ladies of Philadelphia organ iz?
ed a Woman's Christian Associa?
tion. Thev have purchased and
furnished a" private boarding house
for young women whose means will
not admit of expensive boarding..
Recently, they have opened a din
to g-room where women and girls
may obtain a substantial meal for
a few cents. Among other plans
for the future are an employment
bureau, cheap lodging rooms, an4
a sewing school.
San Gabriel mission, California,
has an old native Californian wor
man who is 132 years old, and was
a mother when the mission church
was built, 102 years ago.